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Deis Name Meaning

German:: from a short form of the personal name Matthias or Matthäus (see Matthew ). variant of Deiss .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Dees, Meis, Neis, Reis, Heis, Deiss, Dein, Geis, Debs, Eis

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Where is the Deis family from?

You can see how Deis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Deis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Deis families living in London. This was about 80% of all the recorded Deis's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Deis families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deis. 23% of Deis men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Deis women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deis were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Secretary
    21%
  • Clerk
    21%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Deis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 782 immigration records available for the last name Deis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 972 military records available for the last name Deis. For the veterans among your Deis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deis lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Deis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Deis in 1954 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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